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In pictures: The Emirates A380 Blossoms at Dubai Miracle Garden

A new botanical wonder has taken root at the heart of the world’s largest natural flower garden in Dubai.

In pictures: The Emirates A380 Blossoms at Dubai Miracle Garden
The Emirates A380 structure was built from recycled materials and the flowers and plants are irrigated through a drip water system specially designed for the structure that will keep the A380 installation hydrated and lush throughout the season.
In pictures: The Emirates A380 Blossoms at Dubai Miracle Garden
A medley of over 9,000 flowers and plants made up the Emirates iconic logo, and 100,000 blossoms formed the enormous wings, which reach over 80.27 metres wide.
In pictures: The Emirates A380 Blossoms at Dubai Miracle Garden
The installation is the largest structure to ever be built at the garden and is set on a flowerbed of 7,460 square metres, roughly 10% of Dubai Miracle Garden.
In pictures: The Emirates A380 Blossoms at Dubai Miracle Garden
Emirates Airline has teamed up with Dubai Miracle Garden to construct the world’s largest floral installation through a life-size version of the Emirates A380, covered in more than 500,000 fresh flowers and living plants.
In pictures: The Emirates A380 Blossoms at Dubai Miracle Garden
Dubai airline teams up with Dubai Miracle Garden to construct the world’s largest floral installation
In pictures: The Emirates A380 Blossoms at Dubai Miracle Garden
The Emirates A380 installation will be on display to the public from November 27 and can be viewed from a special platform comprising of two levels in the centre of Dubai Miracle Garden.
In pictures: The Emirates A380 Blossoms at Dubai Miracle Garden
The flowers and plants used for the ‘living’ Emirates A380 installation were sustainably grown and harvested over a four month period at Dubai Miracle Garden nurseries in the UAE.
In pictures: The Emirates A380 Blossoms at Dubai Miracle Garden
Over 200 installation crew members worked 10 hours a day for 180 days to build, layer and mount the textural foliage on the 30 tonne steel structure that makes up the Emirates A380.
In pictures: The Emirates A380 Blossoms at Dubai Miracle Garden
The Emirates A380 structure was built from recycled materials and the flowers and plants are irrigated through a drip water system specially designed for the structure that will keep the A380 installation hydrated and lush throughout the season.
In pictures: The Emirates A380 Blossoms at Dubai Miracle Garden
"The progressive environmental initiatives and methods of building and planting the Emirates A380 installation are also in harmony with the eco-efficiency of the aircraft.”
In pictures: The Emirates A380 Blossoms at Dubai Miracle Garden
\nAbdel Naser Rahhal, co-founder and creator of Dubai Miracle Garden added: “Having an Emirates A380 is a great achievement for Dubai Miracle Garden and we are proud to have the floral installation of the aircraft as the world’s largest floral sculpture ever built.”